I would like to acknowledge the changing global reality caused by the outbreak of this coronavirus and how it may affect your sense of self. The immense threat to our health causes us to worry way beyond what’s good for us.
How now can we distinguish
all the hype from reality and truth?
What can we do to stay out of harm’s way?
There are actual facts about the pandemic that you need to know and take action on right now. For example, social distancing is super important. And it really shouldn’t be as difficult as we’re making it out to be. In many ways, social distancing was already happening via the Internet and its myriad ways to virtually interact.
And did you know that having a strong sense of self, in other words not being dependent on other people for approval, can be a great help to navigate this situation of restrictions. What’s more, it enables you to contribute actively to not spreading the virus because you can’t stand it any longer to feel deprived of other people’s input in how you should feel about yourself. With a healthy sense of self, you know who you are and you feel in sync with yourself.
My heart goes out to those of us who deal with sickness and loss. I feel the worry of those of us who are in a high-risk group and whose energy greatly circles around how to stay safe.
Your Authentic Self and Inner Balance
I’d like to note some aspects of a potential solution from the wisdom of the ancient science of Ayurveda:
Ayurveda places great emphasis on prevention and encourages the maintenance of health through close attention to balance in one’s life, right thinking, diet, lifestyle and the use of herbs. Knowledge of Ayurveda enables one to understand how to create this balance of body, mind, and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution and how to make lifestyle changes to bring about and maintain this balance.
Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each person has a particular pattern of energy—an individual combination of physical, mental and emotional characteristics—which comprises their own constitution. This constitution is determined at conception by a number of factors and remains the same throughout one’s life.
Many factors, both internal and external, act upon us to disturb this balance and are reflected as a change in one’s constitution from a balanced state. Examples of these emotional and physical stresses include one’s emotional state, diet and food choices, seasons and weather, physical trauma, work, and family relationships.
Once these factors are understood, one can take appropriate actions to nullify or minimize their effects or eliminate the causes of imbalance and re-establish one’s original constitution. Balance is the natural order; imbalance is disorder. Health is order; disease is disorder. Within the body, there is a constant interaction between order and disorder. When one understands the nature and structure of disorder, one can re-establish order. (From Dr. Vasant Lad – SOURCE)
Ayurveda offers a specific system that helps you to stay in a personalized balanced state, which is what, for a big part, avoiding or preventing illness is about.
The Sense of Self (SoS) Method is likened to the Ayurvedic healing systems in that it is down to earth–rooted in our everyday life–and focused on your authentic self. Also, the two are similar in that you need time and exposure to the methods in order to heal.
With the SoS Method, it’s easy to connect with the concepts and it helps you gain insight into the basis on which you actually function as the person you’ve become.
Are you living from that place of personal truth?
And if not, what’s the reason?
The SoS Method is a way to get in touch with your authentic self by eliminating all false, unhealthy motivations you might have in your life. Becoming self-aware and adjusting any unhealthy choices that you used to make, and that you so desire to do differently, will help in your efforts to stay out of harm’s way.
If COVID- 19 was purposefully created by the Universe to force humans to feel more “one” with all beings on a basic level, bury our differences, and celebrate diversity, being able to make different choices is a key component in realizing this purpose.
Getting help from your subconscious mind instead of being thwarted by it in your attempts to change is what we need to focus on and each one of us can contribute right now.
Finding that Balance: The Macro and the Micro
Order and disorder in the body, in our minds just like in the world at large. Helping to recreate order is what we all can work on and from home too. Let us use this isolation, whether voluntary or involuntary, to clean up our motivation, figure out why we do what we do, why we want what we want, and get in touch with who we really are. Imagine the impact on our immune systems: so much more energy will be available to battle the intruder virus.
Let’s listen to what our bodies have to say, try to figure out what we have to learn from specific situations and contribute to making our world a better place!
Those of you struggling to sleep during this challenging time, download the first chapter of my forthcoming book, How to Overcome Insomnia All by Yourself: A Healthy Sense of Self Guide to Getting a Good Night’s Sleep for FREE. Here’s to your authentic self!